Several seismic reports and schemes for seismically strengthening the existing Douglas Elementary were prepared and cost estimated. Ultimately it was decided to strengthen the existing building using a wall core system. The primary purpose of the additional reinforcing was to add ductility to this un-reinforced masonry building. In addition to strengthening the walls of the building, elevators and additional features were integrated into the building to meet ADA requirements.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Eckman Mitchell Construction